128th AFDO Annual Educational Conference

128th AFDO AEC Conference 2024

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Registration

Early Bird

Until March 31st

Full

April 1 – June 12

Member Rate

$800

$850

Non-Member Rate

$900

$950

Alumni/Honorary

$400

$400

Body Art Track ONLY

$400

$400

Daily Rate

$450

Registration

Member

Early Bird

$800

(Till March 31st)

Full Rate

$850

(After April 1st)

Non-Member

Early Bird

$900

(Till March 31st)

Full Rate

$950

(After April 1st)

Alumni/Honorary

Full Rate

$400

(No early bird rate)

Body Art Track ONLY

Full Rate

$400

(No early bird rate)

Daily Rate

Full Rate

$450

(No early bird rate)

About

The AFDO conference partners with regional AFDO affiliates to present this learning experience in a different geographic area annually. For five days each June when meeting in person, the AFDO AEC is the center of the food safety world for professionals from government, states, academia, consumer groups, and manufacturing.

Subject matter experts convene for the educational conference ready and willing to share their knowledge. These are dozens of national and international experts on more than 40 topics in food manufacturing, food retail, produce, cannabis, and body art.

AFDO also hosts pre-conference in-depth workshops and training opportunities on a broad number of topics adjacent to the annual conference. A special first-time attendees session and communications help newcomers make the most of their conference experience.

Hotel / Travel Info

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Amway Grand Plaza

187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Hotel Information

Room Block Group Rate:

$117.00

plus tax

GROUP RATE PRICING IS SOLD OUT!
VERY LIMITED ROOMS AVAILABLE

Check-in time: 4:00 p.m. / Check-out time: 11:00 a.m.

Getting Here

The Amway Grand Plaza is located in the heart of the downtown Grand Rapids business and entertainment district. At the crossroads of US-131 and I-196, the hotel is easily accessible and just an 18-minute drive from Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Grand Rapids North

Fairfield Inn & Suites Grand Rapids North

620 Center Drive NW, Walker, MI 49544

Hotel Information

Room Block Group Rate:

$117.00

plus tax

TO GET THIS RATE, BOOK BY May 24, 2024
Book your room

Note:  Due to limited hotel availability in downtown Grand Rapids, this hotel is 6.4 miles/15 Minutes from the Host Hotel.  A shuttle will be provided to/from the conference.

Check-in time: 3:00 p.m. / Check-out time: 12:00 p.m.

Grrdt Exterior 9728 Hor Wide

Courtyard by Marriott

(.03 Miles/6 Minute Walk to Amway)

11 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Hotel Information

Room Rate:

$179.00

plus tax

TO GET THIS RATE, BOOK BY May 15, 2024
Book your room

Rooms available Sunday, June 9, 2024 – Thursday, June 13, 2024

Check-in time: 4:00 p.m. / Check-out time: 11:00 a.m.

Homewood Suites Grand Rapids Downtown

Homewood Suites Grand Rapids Downtown

(.02 Miles/5 Minute Walk to Amway)

161 Ottawa Avenue N.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Hotel Information

Room Rate:

$189.00

plus tax

TO GET THIS RATE, BOOK BY May 16, 2024
Book your room

Check-in time: 3:00 p.m. / Check-out time: 12:00 p.m.

Grant Rapids Aerial View

Getting Here

The Amway Grand Plaza is located in the heart of the downtown Grand Rapids business and entertainment district. At the crossroads of US-131 and I-196, the hotel is easily accessible and just an 18-minute drive from Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

2024 AFDO Sponsors

Gold Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
Honorable Mentions